The Great Suspender

Auto-suspend inactive tabs to reduce memory usage of chrome

4.0/5
About

The Great Suspender is a lightweight chrome extension to help reduce chrome's memory footprint for users that like to have too many tabs open by automatically suspending unused tabs to free up system resources.

Would you recommend this product?
Geek

It's simple and super useful especially if you do alot of your work on the cloud / in browser

Pros:

Saves so much memory and laptop speed!

Cons:

If you try to open a tab on another device while suspended, it's a hassle

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Lover of Tech and Earlier Adopter
Had been looking for quite sometime for a plugin to manage all the browser instances that stack up when reviewing your task manager, and something that will help with our resources slowing down our sessions. This plugin helped! Check it out...
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Founder @Harshita Apps

I love The Great Suspender! Has made me a whole lot more productive!

Pros:

It works great!

Cons:

Wish I could suspend all tabs in all windows with one click

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bringing innovation to nonprofits

Initially I thought my Mac would be able to function better while maintaining ALL of my tabs open but makes sense that if you I close a few my memory functionality increases.

Pros:

Works as promised!

Cons:

wish it could enable my tabaholism

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Co-Founder @ Ad World Masters

A must have for any person intensively using chrome. Works well with One Tab too...

Pros:

Simple

Save up your computer memory and battery

Cons:

none

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Software Development Engineer

Been using more than a year

Pros:

Easy to use, saves memory

Cons:

None

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Enables tabs to remain open until I finish with them. On my older LG Chromebox, it works better than on my newer ASUS Chromebox because on the ASUS, tabs auto unhide when my mouse gets over them. Where's the settings that I can change this pain in the wrong end of the body?
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Once again when my 199 suspended tabs crashed when updating windows 10, chrome lost all my history. Yet this extension saved all of my tabs flawlessly. This is probably my most favorite extension.
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I have this installed on all of my computers... For someone who typically has 20+ tabs open, this extension keeps memory usage in check. Love it.
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Just an ordinary guy.
When I first added on this extension, it worked great. I like to have on average at least 30 tabs open. My memory usage went from around 6-7 GB to about 2.7 or 2.9. Recently somethin has changed, and it hasn't been saving hardly any on memory. So I did a test this morning. With TGS turned on (and most of my tabs suspended), it only reduced my memory usage to about 6 GB. With the extension completely removed and all tabs enabled, my memory usage was about 6.7 GB. This does not offer enough benefit to be worth it. Until the undo whatever they did to break it (Or possibly Chrome broke it, because they don't like outside competition) I won't be using it any longer.
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Hi
This extension has been removed from the Chrome Store. The original developer sold it to an anonymous person who is now releasing malware in the extension.
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Alex
Malware. Do not download: github. com/greatsuspender/thegreatsuspender/issues/1263#issuecomment-773538665